Eko Disco to add 20Mw to VI, Lekki, Others

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Eko Disco to add 20Mw to VI, Lekki, Others

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) is to add 20 megawatts (Mw) of electricity to boost supply to residents of Oniru, Maroko and Lekki environs. Its General Manager, Communications, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, has said.

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He said the company has started a power project development within its network aimed at improving power supply. He said with the introduction of new power cables at the Maroko injection substation and construction of a new power line, customers in that area would enjoy uninterrupted power supply.

Idemudia said, the Maroko Injection Substation supplies Maroko, Ajose Adeogun and Oniru environs, saying that the replacement of these cables and installation of new power lines will not only improve power supply in these areas, but will also enable the company to extend the substations reach towards the Lekki axis, thereby improving power supply in the area.

He said EkoDisco has invested over N655 million on these projects and over N200 million spent  to replace old power cables, while over N455 million was also spent to construct a new power lines.

“Construction of the new power lines started in April 2018 and this would also improve power supply with an additional 20 megawatts,” he said.

The EKEDC spokesman said the project’s take off was slightly delayed due to importation constraints on the main power cables needed for completion. He said the power cables had been cleared at the Lagos Port and that the project would be completed within a month.

Idemudia said since the old cables had been replaced, the company had not recorded any faults, adding that it has also increased the power supply in these areas to 20 hours daily which the company aims to increase to 24 hours depending on energy supply from the grid.

He, however, pleaded with customers to bear with the company and cooperate with its officials during this rehabilitation. “I com-mended our esteemed customers for their continued support and urge them to fulfill their obligations by paying their bills on time.”

“As it will help the company provide better services as more investments will be injected into the network for the improvement of power supply to our customers under EKEDC network,” the statement said.


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